The Oklahoma Sooners and the Ohio State Buckeyes are both alive in the race for the College Football Playoff. After the first round of rankings released by the selection committed, Oklahoma and Ohio State were ranked fifth and sixth, respectively.
If you ask Herbstreit, there’s no way the Buckeyes get past the Sooners if both teams remain undefeated through the rest of the season.
The reason? Oklahoma owns the head-to-head tiebreaker.
While the Sooners loss to Iowa State was uglier, they beat Ohio State 31-16 earlier this season. The Buckeyes have looked much better since that game, including an impressive win over Penn State last week, but their early season loss could come back to haunt them.
The College Football Playoff committee ranked the Sooners ahead of the Buckeyes in the standings this week, but even if they hadn’t, Herbstreit believes Oklahoma would ultimately still have the edge.
If the Buckeyes are going to make another appearance in the CFP, they’ll need the Sooners to lose another game this season.